My mom told me the other day when she was babysitting my kids that she loved my little girls pink room, but thought the lamp was really boring. I don't like to be told I have boring things in my house, so I decided to spruce it up. I was walking through pottery barn kids looking for a new lamp shade, perhaps, and found one that I liked......that is until I saw the price. So, being my cheap and crafty self, I decided to take on the challenge and make on myself. AND I DID!
I went to Michael's crafts to purchase some "crafting" flowers to use. After leaving there, I went to the dollar store to pick up who knows what, and saw a glowing light in the middle of the aisle. (Almost like a heavenly beacon) I followed it, and it was shining directly over some beautiful looking flowers that were even more perfect for my project than the ones I had just bought. So I bought them, and made a quick return to Micheal's.
Upon opening the boxes when I got home I realized they had such a fresh, clean smell and upon closer examination found out they were some sort of soft petal to put in your bath for a luxurious moment. They felt like a fake flower, and didn't fall apart when I manipulated them, so I decided to proceed.
One night while watching the Biggest Loser (I always swear I will run on my treadmill during at least one hour of that show, but tonight, like most, that didn't happen) I got out my handy dandy glue gun and just randomly started gluing the flowers on.
In about 45 minutes, I got it done.
Well, it may not be a Pottery Barn Kids Lamp shade, but I think I like mine better.
(Especially because I saved close to $50)